2 killed in Taliban bus shooting in S Afghanistan


The Taliban opened fire on a bus in southern Afghanistan Thursday killing two civilians, including a child, and wounding 16 others, a local official said.
The attack came after the bus driver ignored demands from the militants to stop as he drove along a road in the troubled Gereshk district of Helmand province.
A man and a child were killed, and eight women, four men and four children were injured, provincial spokesman Daud Ahmadi said.
“The Taliban waved to the bus to stop. The driver didn’t stop and the Taliban opened fire. Two people, one of them a child, were killed,” Ahmadi told AFP.
The driver sped away from the scene after the shooting and reached a nearby police post, where the wounded were evacuated to hospital, Ahmadi said.